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Met Mile – The Breeders’ Race – Thriving As Part of Belmont Day Card

The Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap serves as a prime example of how the more things change, the more they stay the same – and sometimes they can become better than ever. Four years after moving from its traditional spot on Memorial Day and becoming a cornerstone of a spectacular Belmont Stakes Day […]

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Westwood Gives Velazquez Fourth Win On The Card In Runhappy Stakes

Making his eighth career start and first start since finishing third in the Grade 3 Commonwealth at Keeneland on April 7, Godolphin Racing’s Westwood bested a field of six in the fifth running of the $150,000 Runhappy on Saturday at Belmont Park. Westwood departed from post 2 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez aboard and […]

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McLaughlin Eyeing Black-Eyed Susan With Sara Street

Though based in New York, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has shipped in to win some of Maryland’s most prestigious stakes over the years, among them the 2006 Pimlico Special – the first of six straight Grade 1 wins and the North American debut for eventual Horse of the Year Invasor – and most recently the 2016 […]

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G3 Winner Cosmic Burst Under Consideration For Black-Eyed Susan

Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn’s 3-year-old filly Cosmic Burst, winner of the Honeybee (G3) March 10, is being considered for the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Nominations for the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan close May 8 and trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Tuesday that Cosmic Burst, a bay daughter of Grade 1 […]

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McLaughlin Will Train Enticed At Palm Meadows For The ‘Weather,’ ‘Quiet’

Godolphin Racing’s Enticed emerged from his runner-up finish in Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct no worse for wear and will continue to target the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin Sunday morning. Enticed, by Medaglia d’Oro and out of multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, raced in second early behind rank pacesetter Old Time Revival and battled […]

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Vino Rosso Survives Inquiry, Objection In Wood To Give Pletcher Another Derby Contender

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s objection involving the stretch run of Saturday’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial resulted in no change, meaning that trainer Todd Pletcher has yet another weapon in his Kentucky Derby arsenal. Vino Rosso (4-1) and jockey John Velazquez crossed the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of 6-5 favorite Enticed, though the […]

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Clasificado Para El Kentucky Derby, Enticed Luce Como El Caballo A Vencer En El Wood Memorial Stakes

Aunque el Wood Memorial S. (G2, $1,000,000) en cierta forma ha perdido relevancia como carrera productora de ganadores del Kentucky Derby (G1), no deja de ser un importante paso en la ruta a la Carrera de las Rosas, toda vez que ofrece 100 puntos al ganador que garantizan su participación en el gran evento. Pasada […]

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Vino Rosso, Restoring Hope Take On Favored Enticed In Wood Memorial

Godolphin Racing’s Grade 3 Gotham winner Enticed is set for a return appearance in New York on Saturday for his final race ahead of the Kentucky Derby and has been tabbed as the 6-5 favorite in a field of nine for the 94th running of the Grade 2, $1 million Wood Memorial for 3-year-olds at […]

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Enticed Preparing For ‘Tough Race’ In Wood Memorial

Grade 3 Gotham winner Enticed wrapped up his major preparations for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack, breezing a half-mile on Friday at trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida. The Godolphin homebred breezed in company with 3-year-old maiden First Commander, who broke off along […]

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Take Charge Paula Seeks To Regain Winning Ways In Gulfstream Park Oaks

Four weeks after having her streak snapped at three consecutive stakes, Peter Deutsch’s Take Charge Paula seeks a return to her winning ways in Saturday’s $250,000, Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. The 48th running of the 1 1/16-mile Gulfstream Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies is one of seven stakes, five graded, worth $2.3 million in purses […]

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